How places are offered

After the closing date of 31 October 2018, we will process the applications that were made on time. If you apply late you may be less likely to get a place at one of your preferred schools. More information will be available about late applications after the closing date.

Every child who applies to a school will be ranked based on how closely they meet the school’s admission arrangements.

These are a set of rules the school uses to decide who will be offered a place.

Each type of school has their own admission arrangements but commonly children with brothers and sisters already at the school are ranked highest.

If your child ranks highly for all six schools, and places are available, you will be offered your first preference.

  • If your child only ranks highly for your sixth preference, and places are available, you will be offered that school and added to the waiting list for higher preferred schools.
  • If your child does not rank highly for any of your preferred schools it will not be possible to offer any of your preferences. In this situation, your child will be offered a place at one of the nearest schools to your home with places available and added to the waiting lists for your preferred schools.

Voluntary-aided schools, foundation schools, free schools or academies

If you applied for any voluntary-aided schools, foundation schools, free schools or academies, we'll send them your details so that they can consider your application against others they receive.

We won’t tell them the order that you ranked their school or academy before the offer of places.

Schools outside of Birmingham

If you applied for any school outside of Birmingham, we’ll let the relevant local authority know and will give them details of the order that you ranked their school(s).

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